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WEF provides cities with a pick-and-mix mobility framework

WEF provides cities with a pick-and-mix mobility framework

The Shared, Electric and Automated Mobility Governance Framework is a set of sustainable mobility guidelines aimed at helping cities reduce congestion and pollution.

UK to use AI to conduct a health-check of its roads

UK to use AI to conduct a health-check of its roads

The condition of road markings on almost 100,000 miles of roads will be examined to provide the government and local councils with a clear picture of where to direct investment.

Fountain network aims to help Londoners ditch single-use plastic

Fountain network aims to help Londoners ditch single-use plastic

Fifty new public water fountains are being installed across busy areas of the UK capital to help citizens use refillable bottles including at 20 rail and underground stations.

Virginia to undertake statewide survey to develop data governance policy

Virginia to undertake statewide survey to develop data governance policy

The state’s chief data officer will develop a data governance policy to streamline data-sharing and protection and address issues such as security and privacy.

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Kulveer Ranger, Atos, on balancing the tensions at the heart of rail transformation

Sarah Wray talks to Atos’ Kulveer Ranger about the challenges and opportunities digital technology presents for the rail industry in the UK.

City of Montgomery confirms three-year smart waste contract

City of Montgomery confirms three-year smart waste contract

The city in Alabama has awarded the contract after piloting the Rubicon SmartCity platform for six months last year, which enabled the solid waste department to work smarter.

Measuring the value of blockchain

Measuring the value of blockchain

The World Economic Forum and Accenture have designed a framework and visual roadmap with key questions to ask when building a blockchain business case.

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

UK transport authority exploits data to deliver improved services

UK transport authority exploits data to deliver improved services

Transport for West Midlands is using Chordant’s oneTransport data marketplace as part of its Playbook initiative, which provides a digital representation of the West Midlands road network.

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

The emirate will recognise entities that have made the most contributions to the Dubai Pulse platform with criteria including data compliance and support for a data-driven culture.